IconApps Season 3 Briefing Session @ Danga Bay, Johor Bahru
20 April 2014
ICONApps Boot Camp @Iskandar Malaysia is an 8-weeks Mobile Apps Development Programme (2 day class per week) targeted at individuals who are looking to enter the mobile content industry. It is encouraged to joined as a team of 2-3 multi skilled Malaysian citizens.
The programme is colloboration between
- University Technology Malaysia
- Digital Malaysia
- Iskandar Malaysia
It is a FREE programme. Participants just need to responsible for their own lodging, transportation, food and beverages.
Briefing session was conducted on 20 April 2014. For more detail, please visit MagicX UTM
1MET Bootcamp 2014, Johor Bahru
5 April 2014
Some of the hackerspaceJB members attended 1Malaysia EnTrepreneur Bootcamp 2014 at Dewan Sultan Iskandar, University Technology Malaysia.
8.00am Event Registration
9.15am Speech by Bikesh L
9.17am Speech by personnel from Ministry of Finance
9.25am Ice Breaking session
9.45am First Steps
10.30am Coffee break and networking session
11.00am Group photo session
11.10am Marshmallow Challenge/ How to Fail
11.40am Identifying Opportunities
12.30noon Sharing by Local Entrepreneurs, Mr Chia C. W
1.00pm Lunch Break and networking session
2.00pm Business Model Generation
2.45pm Business Model Canvas
3.30pm Presentation from Group
4.00pm Q&A Session
4.15pm Tea Break
Detail of each session will be shared on the coming blog post. Stay tune for it. #entrepreneur #1MET #JohorBahru
Temporary Workspace in JB
HackerspaceJB offers a space for you to work on your idea, a place for collaboration.
I am actually using it today as my internet connection was down all morning and my backup failed also. You can sign up for just a day or get more credits and use this as a part time workspace.
The space include wifi internet access.
Membership fee works on a prepaid credit system. Purchase of 1 credit allows a member to access hackerspace for 1 hour. The charge is capped at 8 credits per day. If a member accessed hackerspace from 8am to 8pm, only 8 credits will be charged. (Credit has no expiry date, it is good forever.)
Credits are purchased in bulk:
- 8 credits (~ 1 day) = RM16.00
- 40 credits (~ 1 week) = RM72.00 (10% discount)
- 160 credits (~ 1 month) = RM240.00 (25% discount)
- 960 credits (~ 6 months) = RM960.00 (50% discount)
- Work on cool ideas = Priceless
Current details for membership (in case the details have been updated when you are reading this post).
Also, remember to check out the HSJB monthly meetings - announcements on these are sent via Twitter.
Project idea - app to track status and reliability of ISPs
Project idea for some web hacker.
Create an app that will let a user install it and input their internet service provider (Unity, P1…) and then track
1) status - up or down
2) track history of up and down time
3) location of user
4) dropped package results, ping time, download speed would also be nice…
5) present the historical and current data
Business that are proud of their performance should publish accurate data. However, the ISPs here are often down without posting any notice of that. Performance can be extremely poor (with > 33% package loss this afternoon for example on P1 in city center JB) but no notice is posted by the ISP on what is going on, what they are doing to fix it, etc..
Transparency is a good thing. Hacking tools that help provide transparency is a good thing. With transparency customers can find businesses that provide reliable services and in doing so help those businesses prosper.
There may already be an app in existence somewhere?
It seems this would be useful anywhere that ISPs don’t provide good transparency.
December HackerSpace Johor Bahru Meetup
Everyone is welcome this Friday, December 6th at 8 PM, as this is not only for technical people.
This meetup will be a great event to meet JB’s entrepreneurs, exchange startup ideas, networking and basically just meeting cool peeps. Feel free to share your startup/entrepreneur experiences and talk about interesting projects you currently working on.
We will be having five 5-minute slots for any participant to talk about anything! Your business idea, startup you working on, any technical challenge you facing, looking for co-founder to work on amazing idea etc etc. Anything goes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve a spot to talk in advance. A projector can be provided if you need one.
RSVP on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HackerSpaceJB (or email).
113-2, Jalan Damai
80300 Johor Bahru
Contact: +6010-887-5900 (Hong)
ICBM Address: 1.469807,103.773114
Webcasts from Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Center
Mitch Altman at TEDxBrussels – “The Hackerspace Movement”
Mitch Altman discusses the global Hackerspace Movement at TEDxBrussels.
4th HSJB Meetup
Yong Wei used an Arudino to control a camera. It uses the camera to perform time-lapse photography.
Yong Wei explaining how it works.
Rob Lee talking about Traffic Cam Project.
Ken is making a video serie to feature “movers and shakers” of Johor Bahru. This is a community project and he is bearing the cost of production. If you like to be featured, or would like to see someone featured, you may contact email@example.com.
Leo works in the medical industry. His company provides IT solutions to hospitals. He is sharing his idea of getting feedback from patients, and possibly staffs, in hospitals.